Calendar of Events

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center holds several special events throughout the year. Each event brings to life a different aspect of history by telling the stories of the people and the time. For more information on these events, please call (636) 798-2005 or email 

2014 Schedule of Events

Second Sunday of Every Month, 1-5 p.m.: "Lila", The Life of a Missouri Slave
The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center will offer "Lila, The Life of a Missouri Slave" presentation by Angela da Silva. Guests who purchase a self-guided tour are encouraged to stop by and visit "Lila" to hear stories about slavery on the Missouri frontier. Available the second Sunday of every month from 1-5 p.m. Call to confirm.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
“Daniel Boone” and “John Filson” will be available in the Boone Home Parlor from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. They have recently returned from an extended long hunt and are anxious to relive stories of their adventure. They will also have on display original antique arms and accoutrements from the time period. Visitors will have a chance to meet these “Frontiersmen” with any paid, guided tour of the Daniel Boone Home. For more information, please call (636) 798-2005.
August 18-22, 2014: A Rich Tapestry - Traditional Kentucky Fiddle Tunes and Techniques
Adult Learning at the Historic Daniel Boone Home -
Lindenwood University's Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center will be offering an Adult Learning class August 18 – 22, 2014. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.,  participants will spend each day in the beautiful Femme Osage Valley at the Historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center learning  traditional Kentucky fiddle tunes and techniques. The fiddle traditions native to Kentucky are a reflection of those complex and sinewy cultural threads that hold together the patchwork quilt of Kentucky’s culture.  From the Appalachian Mountains to the southeast, up to the rolling country of the Ohio River Valley to the North, and on to central Kentucky and the Kentucky River region, the fiddle music of Kentucky is as diverse as its practitioners. The cost for the week is $75 per person, limited to 15 students, 18 years in age or older.  Some fiddle playing experience is required.  For more information and to register, please contact William Ray at (636) 798-2005 or

Adult Learning Flier
Adult Learning Application

September 20-21: Pioneer Days
Spend the day at the Historic Daniel Boone Home learning about life on the Missouri frontier. Pioneer Days is a two-day event filled with activities for the whole family. Play pioneer games, hear music, dance, and learn about the different trades of the time. Step into the Daniel Boone Home and visit with the legendary hero himself and hear tales filled with exciting adventure!
October 18: Halloween, Spirits From the Past
Life in the early 1800s was filled with superstition and uncertainty. As night descends, walk the lantern-lit paths and explore a pioneer village where doubt lurks in the shadows. Watch as tales and stories are brought to life and learn why townspeople were always cautious—especially at night!
December 5-6, 12-13: Christmas Candlelight Tour
Night has fallen, the stars shine above, and thousands of candles illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. At the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center’s Annual Candlelight Tour, guests step back to the 19th century and witness Christmas as it was celebrated in the past. Learn about different cultures and traditions while enjoying period decorations and hot wassail.

Summer Camp

June 9-13: Boone's Osage Expedition Summer Day Camp
Rangers Wanted! The Historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center is seeking Rangers between the ages of 10-18. See if you have what it takes to survive the journey into the wilderness as a Boone Ranger.

Boone's Osage Expedition Camp Flier
Boone's Osage Expedition Camp Application

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